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Accounting Certificate

Students who have a bachelors degree, but did not initially major in accounting, may pursue a Certificate in Accounting. The Certificate of Accounting is a formal certificate indicating the completion of a specific accounting curriculum required in the major in accounting.

This Certificate in Accounting is frequently granted to students who are preparing to sit for the CPA exam or are changing to a career for which more intensive accounting knowledge is required.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • ACC 201
  • ACC 202

Required Courses

Courses   HOURS
ACC 301-302 Intermediate Accounting I & II 6
ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 403 Federal Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 405 Introduction to Auditing 3
ACC 407 Governmental Accounting 3
GBU 358 Business Law & Ethics 3
Electives Select from 400 level or graduate accounting courses 6
Total Hours   30

Elective Courses 

Courses   HOURS
ACC 5418 CPA Review I - Financial & Audit 3
ACC 5419 CPA Review II - Regulation & Business 3
ACC 406 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 6502 Advanced Accounting II 3
ACC 6503 Fraud Examination  3
ACC 6504 Federal Tax Accounting II 3
ACC 6510 Audit Concepts & Applications 3
ACC 6511 Accounting Theory 3

Note: Specific requirements to sit for the CPA Exam vary from state to state. Mississippi College has determined the BSBA in Accounting, Accounting Certificate, MBA in Accounting, and Master of Accountancy meet the requirements for eligibility for CPA licensure in the State of Mississippi. These requirements may be found on the website of the Mississippi Board of Public Accountancy at For CPA requirements in other states, please refer to the CPA state board websites in those states.

Mississippi College’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier business school accreditation in the world.